Peter Andre celebrates outside court after winning damages over claims that he cheated on Katie Price during their four-year marriage

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02 Aug 2009

Singer wins damages over false claims


Singer PETER ANDRE has won substantial libel damages from a British tabloid over false claims he had an inappropriate relationship while married to former glamour model KATIE PRICE.

The Mysterious Girl singer launched legal action against The People newspaper over a report in May suggesting he made sexual advances to a woman during his marriage to reality TV star Price.

Bosses later admitted the story was false, and at a hearing in London's High Court on Friday Andre accepted substantial, undisclosed damages from the newspaper.

Speaking after the case, he said: "This story has led to a lot of speculation about whether I was faithful to my estranged wife. I have never been unfaithful to my wife, not with this girl or anyone else, and I am pleased that The People has now accepted that their story was untrue and hurtful to myself.

"I also need to add that if anyone slanders my name I will not hesitate to take action against them. Now I hope this will bring these rumours and lies to an end and let me get on with my life. All I know is I'm happy."

Peter and Katie, who wed in 2005 after meeting on UK reality show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, filed for divorce in May.